Paige Palmer '12
Right after graduation, Paige Palmer returned to Orange County to open one of the first U.S. locations of Nurse Next Door, a Canadian home care services company. Since opening last summer, the franchise she and her father own has become the fastest growing one in company history among more than 50 north american locations. Paige handles everything from payroll to public relations and even the occasional "shift fill," which she says reminds her to take a step back, breathe and enjoy the beauty of life. This summer she assumes sole ownership and operation of her business.